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Global Prayer and Fasting Coalition Gains Momentum as Threats of Nuclear Armament, Unrest in Middle East, Terrorism and Fear of H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Escalate

International Week of Prayer and Fasting October 2 - 12

Contact: Maureen Flynn, 703-707-0799, IWPFINFO@aol.comwww.iwopf.org

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition:

What: The 17th annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition has gained huge momentum as global threats escalate creating much unrest. Recent news reports of the potential of a nuclear armed Iran as well as serious threats of a possible sequel to 9-11, a plot that has been called the American Hiroshima, have mobilized leaders worldwide to call for prayer and fasting. As we see these times grow darker and more troubled, this global movement is calling upon the faithful to begin protecting their cities and countries by participating in prayer, fasting and adoration.

The goals of "the week" are: the conversion of nations, an end to abortion, and peace.

When: Friday, October 2 - Monday, October 12, 2009

Where: Washington, DC

Schedule:

Friday, October 2 (10AM)
Worldwide Children's Holy Hour (free admission)
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

Saturday, October 10 (9AM - 6PM)
Journey: God's Plan for Life and Love Conference
John Paul II Cultural Center
3900 Harewood Road, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
Speakers include: Chris Horn, Chris Padgett, Christina Condit, Kristan Hawkins, and Fr. Clement Machado
Relics of the Passion Tour for Veneration

Sunday, October 11 (5:30PM)
God's Plan for Life and Love Awards Banquet
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
Keynote speaker: Former US Senator Rick Santorum

Monday, October 12 (9AM - 6PM)
Eucharistic Prayer Vigil (free admission)
Mass at noon
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
Speakers include: Jennifer O'Neill, Dr. John Jackson, Ph.D., Fr. Clement Machado, Fr. Frank Pavone, Patty Fason, Melissa Ohden, and Dan Lynch
Relics of the Passion Tour for Veneration

Why: Prayer and fasting have been shown to prevent and/or mitigate wars, disasters, plagues, and moral decline.

Nationwide
Chicago, IL: Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy
St. Stanislaus Kostka (the largest Monstrance in the World)
1300 N. Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Our Lady of the Ark of Mercy is open 24 hours 7 days a week for adoration.
The faithful are invited to come and pray for their city.

There are preparations for prayer vigils in other cities including New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami.

One of the Coalition leaders, Milagros Callao says, "This is a grassroots movement from all over the world that have been working together for over 17 years. As problems have accelerated in the world with global terrorism, and economic and moral decline, this global movement has grown." 

Maureen Flynn, another Coalition leader says, "The international Coalition participants organize prayers for world peace, promote the culture of life, and mobilize prayer vigils around the world."

For more information or to register go to www.iwopf.org or call 1-888-478-PRAY / 703-707-0799